The Youngsters – 2016 Show News

There has been a lot of activity in and out of the show ring.   Here is a summary of what is going on with the kids so far for 2016.

PATRICK

Am./Cdn,/UKC Ch. Yasashiikuma I Am Not A Number

(Oban x Dolly October 30/14)

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Patrick returned to the U.S. and completed his American Championship at the same she where he picked up his first two majors, at the Western Reserve Specialty.

DUFFY

Am. Ch. Yasashiikuma Codename Intrepid

co-owned with Gayle Petrick (Oban x Dolly October 30/14)

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Duffy has returned to both the AKC & UKC rings.   He has already picked up 2 Grand Champion majors in AKC, and several group placements and a couple of group wins in UKC.  He attended UKC National and with the competiion there is so far qualified for Top 10 in 2017 too!   Duffy has also earned his Barn Hunt instinct test.

ANGIE

Am. Ch. Yasashiikuma Angie of Heulwen

co-owned with Lori Sams (Mick x Dolly December 26/15)

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Angie has finished her American Championship and has already picked up two Grand Champion majors.

 

JACOB

Am. GCh. Yasashiikuma Hwy Heading South

co-owned with Lynn Maxey (Mick x Dolly December 26/15)

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Jacob had a whirlwind show debut starting his career in January at the Brookesville, FL shows and six showss later finishing his American Grand Championship!

 

Gryphon

Yasashiikuma Heart of A Lion

  (Patrick x Athena – August 30/15)

 gryphon-best-in-sweepstakes-smallGryphon has been having great success on both sides of the border,  he is 4 pts from his Canadian championship, and got his first US major at Western Reserve specialty weekend.  His successes also include Winners Dog at the Canadian National Specialty and at one of the following All-Breed shows.

 

Chronos

Yasashiikuma Master of Time

co-owned with Angelika Ludwig (Patrick x Athena August 30/15)

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 Chronos has been doing very well at a number  European shows earning consistent excellent critiques.   He is now a German Youth CH. and has earned other awards, including his first CAC.

HOPE

Ch. Yasashiikuma Dare T’Believe

  (Mick x Dash  February 24/16)

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Hope is another puppy that has flown through her championship – three weeks from her first show to her championship!!   The following week she picked up back-to-back Best Puppy in Group wins at the Burlington Kennel Club show.

 

SUSIE

Yasashiikuma Dare T’B Diffrent

  (Mick x Dash February 24/15)

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 Susie has made her show ring debut, but has only earned one point being overshadowed by her sister.  Now that Hope is done Susie will have her opportunity to shine.

QUINN

Yasashiikuma Truth or Dare

co-owned with Barb Luce (Mick x Dash February 24/15)

quinnQuinn has made her show ring debut, earning a Baby puppy Group 2nd and was awarded Reserve Winners bitch over several much older females at her first official show, but unfortunately contracted kennel cough at the show and had to abstain from showing for 30 days.   We look forward to her returning to the ring at the end of the month.

 

A celebration of Duffy!

Sometimes the dogs who are not here at home get missed on the blog, so today I would like to post a celebration of Duffy (Yasashiikuma Codename Intrepid) who is co-owned with Gayle Petrick. Duffy was Pierce from the Spy litter, and went home with Gayle last winter on the one weekend that didn’t have a blizzard! He took his time to grow up, but has definitely come into his own in 2015! Duffy UKC Group 1

On November 8, 2014 Duffy won a Group 1 in UKC competition to finish his UKC Championship :)

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Then January 2015, Duffy went Best of Breed in Pennsylvania.   Even between these two photos there is an amazing change in him.

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And then in March 2015, Duffy was Best of Winners at the CWCCA supported entry show in Raleigh, NC to pick up his first U.S. major.

Gayle has done such a wonderful job bringing this boy along.   Her patience and training has been the sole reason for his successes!  Congratulations Gayle and Mr. Duffy – I can’t wait to see you next month!